via press release:
During the week of August 12, 2013, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live grew over the previous week by 8% in Total Viewers and by 7% in Adults 18-49 to deliver its best performance this summer, excluding the NBA finals weeks in June. In fact, JKL scored its best non-NBA finals week since May in both viewers and young adults – since the weeks of 5/20/13 and 5/6/13, respectively.
JKL catapulted over the year-ago week by 51% in Total Viewers and by 41% among Adults 18-49, marking its 3rd straight week of year-over-year growth.
· Excluding the NBA finals-led broadcasts in June, Wednesday’s telecast of JKL (on 8/14/13), which featured guests Oprah Winfrey, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and The Wanted, was the show’s strongest telecast on any night in 3 months in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 – since 5/21/13 and 5/16/13, respectively.